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Right posture for sedentary job to avoid back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i am working with xxx...i hav sever back ache
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now a days my hands even started paining
Doctor :   Can you mention your age, gender, height and weight?
User :   22,F,166,53Kg
User :   i want to know the right posture t sit n work
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   You should always sit in ergonomically designed chairs, with uniform support to both the upper back and lower back , and with good arm rests.
User :   how abt legs position?
Doctor :   You should also take frequent breaks from sitting before the computer, every 1 hr walk a few steps at least near to the place where you sit.
User :   can i cross the legs?
Doctor :   Legs should be positioned flat on the floor. If your chair is too high for you then use a foot rest.
Doctor :   Yes, for sometime
User :   okay
Doctor :   You should also regularly exercise everyday at least for 1/2 hr a day for at least 5 days a week.
User :   i walk for abt 3 Km every day
Doctor :   It can involve regular cardio exercises like walking, jogging, swimming or treadmill.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   If the pain persists or if there is any tingling or numbness in your arms
Doctor :   then you should
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